Pilgrim Song
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Seeking escape from his stalled relationship and unhappy place in the world, James, a recently pink-slipped music teacher, sets out to hike Kentucky's arduous Sheltowee Trace Trail. Ignoring his girlfriend Joan's plea to stay in Louisville and look for work, James sets out on his two-month journey in hopes of discovering the source of his restless dissatisfaction. For a time, the lush but unforgiving terrain offers James a short-lived respite. But just as he adjusts to the quiet rhythm of life on the Sheltowee-making camp, serenading the open woods, ignoring Joan's frequent phone… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"James is aimless, charmless, unreachable; it's hard to tell whether he is meant to be a cipher, or if Mr. Morton is simply not up to lending him depth."
‑ Daniel M. Gold, New York Times
"It aims for a sense of soulful introspection that instead comes off as an unwitting parody of languid indie conventions."
‑ Rob Humanick, Slant Magazine
"So little occurs, and so little seems to be at stake, that the action takes on the quality of a tossed-off, not-especially-melodic country-music ditty."
‑ Nick Schager, Village Voice
"The film makes the most of the natural widescreen wonder of its Appalachian forests and mountains, and its sense of isolation is a welcome change from the familiar urbanism of most mini-budgeted features."
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"Tedium on the Trail could be the alternative title for this logy trek through the woods."
‑ David Noh, Film Journal International
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